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Alto flute

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Prokofiev Sergey

Aitken, Robert

Arnold, Malcolm

Barber, Samuel

Bartók, Béla Viktor János

Beaser, Robert

Bennet, Richard Rodney

Berio, Luciano

Bernstein, Leonard

Bloch, Ernest

Bolling, Claude

Boulanger, Marie-Juliette

Bourdin, Roger

Bozza, Eugène Joseph

Brown, Elizabeth

Brun, Georges

Burton, Eldin

Büsser, Henri

Camus, Pierre

Carter, Elliott

Casella, Alfredo

Clarke, Ian

Colquhoun, Michael

Copland, Aaron

Corigliano, John

Dahl, Walter Ingolf Marcus

Damase, Jean-Michel

Davidovsky, Mario

Debussy, Claude

Del Tredici, David

Denisov, Edison

Dick, Robert

Dohnányi, Ernő

Dutilleux, Henri

Enescu, George

Feld, Jindřich

Ferroud, Pierre-Octave

Foote, Arthur

Foss, Lukas

Françaix, Jean

Fukushima, Kazuo

Gaubert, Philippe

Gieseking, Walter

Gordeli, Otar

Griffes, Charles Tomlinson

Grinblat, Romuald

Grovlez, Gabriel

Guarnieri, Mozart Camargo

Hanson, Howard Harold

Harsányi, Tibor

Harty, Hamilton

Heiss, John

Heith, David

Higdon, Jennifer

Hindemith, Paul

Honegger, Arthur

Hoover, Katherine

Hosokawa, Toshio

Hovhaness, Alan

Hüe, Georges Adolphe

Ibert, Jacques

Ichiyanagi, Toshi

Ittzés, Gergely

Jacob, Gordon

Jemnitz, Sándor

Jirák, Karel Boleslav

Jolivet, André

Karg-Elert, Sigfrid

Kennan, Kent Wheeler

Kornauth, Egon

La Montaine, John

Liebermann, Lowell

Martin, Frank

Martino, Donald

Martinů, Bohuslav

Messiaen, Olivier

Mihalovici, Marcel

Milhaud, Darius

Mouquet, Jules

Mower, Mike

Muczynski, Robert

Nielsen, Carl

Offermans, Wil

Piazzolla, Astor

Piston, Walter

Poulenc, Francis

Prokofiev, Sergey

Rachmaninoff, Sergei

Ran, Shulamit

Ravel, Maurice

Reynolds, Verne

Rivier, Jean

Rota, Nino

Roussel, Albert

Rutter, John

Saariaho, Kaija

Sancan, Pierre

Schulhoff, Erwin

Schwantner, Joseph

Sciarrino, Salvatore

Shostakovich, Dmitri

Sibelius, Jean

Tailleferre, Germaine

Takemitsu, Tōru

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Varèse, Edgar

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Weigl, Vally

Weinberg, Mieczysław

Williams, Ralph Vaughan

Yun, Isang

Sonata for Flute and piano (Op. 94)

Sonata for Flute and piano (Op. 94)

By Prokofiev Sergey

S. Prokofiev: Flute Sonata was written in 1943 in Perm (now Russia) where Prokofiev was evacuated right before the World War II. The Sonata was premiered in Moscow by Nicolai Kharkovsky and Sviatoslav Richter. The next year violin and piano version was transcribed by Prokofiev and violinist David Oistrakh. The fact that music doesn't convey anything that relates to the current events can be partly explained by the fact that Prokofiev was writing the Sonata at the same time when he was working on his ballet "Cinderella".

Denis Bouriakov

Naoko Ishibashi (piano), 2017, live at JT Art Hall Recital in Tokyo

1. Moderato

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Denis Bouriakov

Naoko Ishibashi (piano), 2017, live at JT Art Hall Recital in Tokyo

2. Scherzo: Presto

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Denis Bouriakov

Naoko Ishibashi (piano), 2017, live at JT Art Hall Recital in Tokyo

3. Andante

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Denis Bouriakov

Naoko Ishibashi (piano), 2017, live at JT Art Hall Recital in Tokyo

4. Allegro con brio

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Yubeen Kim

Herin Sung (piano), 2020, Recorded at the Kumho Art Hall Yonsei

1. Moderato, 2. Scherzo. Presto, 3. Andante, 4. Allegro con brio

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Olga Ivusheykova

Jacob Katsnelson (piano), 2015, Recorded at the Moscow State Conservatory.

1. Moderato, 2. Scherzo. Presto, 3. Andante, 4. Allegro con brio

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Emmanuel Pahud

Gérard Wyss (piano), 1992

1. Moderato, 2. Scherzo. Presto, 3. Andante, 4. Allegro con brio

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Herman van Kogelenberg

Severin von Eckardstein (piano), 2019, live performance at the Delft Chamber Music Festival

1. Moderato, 2. Scherzo. Presto, 3. Andante, 4. Allegro con brio

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Prokofiev Sergey

Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953) was a Russian composer, pianist and conductor. He is regarded as one of the most prominent composers of the 20th century. He received his first piano lessons from his mother who later arranged his private tutoring with Reinhold Glière. At the age of 13 young boy was admitted to St.Petersburg Conservatory after impressing it's director Alexander Glazunov. His first ballet Chout (The Buffoon) made a great success in Paris in 1921 and was highly prized by Stravinsky and Ravel.

After living abroad for 18 years (since 1918  he resided in San Francisco, Bavarian Alps and Paris) he returned to Russia (Soviet Union) in 1936 where most of his latest commissions came from during economic downturn in US and Europe at that time: the ballet "Romeo and Juliet", symphonic fairy tale "Peter and the Wolf" etc.  
During World War II Prokofiev composed opera War and Peace, based on Leo Tolstoy’s novel, ballet Cinderella, Fifth Symphony as well as music for films (including Eisenstein's "Ivan the Terrible").

Despite world's fame Sergey Prokofiev, along with Dmitry Shostakovich, Aram Khachaturian and many others, were denounced as "formalists" by Soviet Politburo in 1948 which led to severe financial straits for Prokofiev. Even though Prokofiev's musical legacy is enormous (14 operas, 9 ballets, 7 symphonies and 16 orchestra suites etc) the Sonata for Flute is the only composition Prokofiev had written for flute.